Infections after knee or hip replacement surgery are, thankfully, rare. However, they do occur – according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons around one in every 100 people will develop an infection following hip or knee replacement surgery – and you need to be aware of the risks.
Once people have got their joint replacement surgery out of the way, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and think “that’s that”.
People tend to delay having hip replacement surgery for as long as possible, but is this the right thing to do or should you opt for surgery sooner? We consider whether there is a perfect time to have hip replacement surgery…
Knowing what to expect after total knee replacement surgery can help you to prepare for your recovery and ensure you don’t try to do too much, too soon. As a general rule, partial knee replacement recovery is slightly faster.
The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. But a new study has found that some simple lifestyle and dietary changes can make a significant difference to your pain levels and your consequent quality of life. Osteoarthritis is a condition that mostly affects the knees, hips, feet and hands. It is caused by deterioration of the joint…
Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but it can even increase life expectancy, according to a new study conducted in Sweden.
Scientists have found a way to grow synthetic cartilage which could revolutionise treatments for arthritis sufferers in the future. It could be a while before the research is complete, but it appears it will be worth waiting.
Exercise has been shown to help ease the pain of arthritis. But it can be a vicious cycle. Fear of pain can stop you from exercising and so you avoid doing something that, ultimately, would benefit you. So, how do you break the cycle?
Robotic knee and hip replacement surgery – using a state of the art robotic arm called MAKOplasty® – has been hailed as a new era in orthopaedic surgery. Surgeons talk about improved clinical outcomes due to the fact that the robot can assist with increased accuracy of standard implant positioning and exact achievement of the…
Compromising on the size, shape or positioning of a joint replacement implant can lead to complications for patients and slower recovery times. Find out here how MAKOplasty® Robotic surgery can make a difference when it comes to hip replacements.